Monthly Archives: February 2016

Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

  Paid a visit to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry last week as part of my industrial heritage visiting campaign. It is a good few years sine I was last there and considerable development has taken place, not … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman……..and a missing piece of vital information!

  In the last 24 hours we have been inundated with photographs, film and reports of the inaugural run of the iconic Flying Scotsman steam train from Kings Cross station in London to York. I have heard numerous comments about … Continue reading

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First TansPennine Express……upon pain of death!

  Yesterday I was scheduled to run a development workshop for a department at the University of York. Knowing full well that parking is a nightmare in the city I decided to do my “green bit” and go by train. … Continue reading

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The Riverside Museum, Glasgow…………what to make of it?

  “The Riverside Museum building was designed by architect Zaha Hadid and engineers Buro Happold. The internal exhibitions and displays were designed by Event Communications. Replacing facilities at the city’s Kelvin Hall, the new purpose-built museum is the first to … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge is up north Mr Cameron………………. (you know, somewhere outside the M25!)

  Yesterday was a glorious day here in West Yorkshire so I decided to take a trip to the very pretty town of Hebden Bridge about 15 miles from where I live. The town suffered dreadfully in the recent floods … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Train Station…….a model of equality and diversity

Meet Felix. A cat who has just proven that hard work does pay off. After five years of service at Huddersfield railway station, Felix has been given a promotion. She’s now been given a proper job title (Senior pest controller at … Continue reading

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Cannon Hall………….one of Yorkshires hidden gems

 Cannon Hall is a fine example of a grand stately home that was developed to its grand proportions through the riches gained by a family in the 18th Century. Officially it is situated inside the boundary of Barnsley, but is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of steam engines….

There are times in every small child’s life that they need to be introduced to our “industrial heritage” and today was one of those times. I took my 2 year old grandson for a ride with the East lancashire Railway … Continue reading

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Ah, the Labour Party…….last bastion of equality and diversity (unless you are a female muslim)

  A Muslim women’s rights group has written to the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, protesting the “open secret” of large numbers of male Muslim Labour councillors blocking Muslim women from entering politics. They called for an independent review and accused … Continue reading

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Boss v Leader, oh, and there is Apple!

  I came across the above on Linkedin and it conforms to the current thinking on what makes a good leader. I think we are being invited to view the second column as the desirable “skills and personal qualities” for … Continue reading

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